§ 43. Sir H. Lucas-Tooth
asked the Minister of Health what is the cost for any convenient area of advertising in the Press for vacancies on hospital staffs.
§ Sir H. Lucas-Tooth
Does not the right hon. Gentleman think it a very large sum for him to pay to newspaper proprietors? Is he not aware that, in many cases, these advertisements are almost duplications of one another with, perhaps, one word changed?
§ Mr. Bevan
I have already called the attention of regional hospital boards to my view that this is an excessive sum, but it must be remembered that when the service was being built up very large numbers of additional domestic servants were being recruited for the hospitals, and that advertising was necessary for that purpose.